I am having issues with my start menu, message center where the tiles are missing and the background is an opaque overlay of whatever is behind it. The text can be seen in the start menu where the tiles are, the icon or color background of it is just missing. Some of my windows menus come up blank as well and missing text. None of these issues show up in third party software or in internet browsers. Issue will sometimes go away after a restart, but will still come back. I also had pretty similar issues with office which was fixed by disabling hardware acceleration, firefox had a similar issue as well. Is there a way to disable hardware acceleration within the windows environment?